Hillsborough Town Board

Forum Open Thread: Hillsborough Board of Commissioners

Welcome to the open thread for tonight's Hillsborough Town Board candidate forum.

There are three candidates for two seats:

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2013/forums/hillsborough-board-of-commissioners.

Orange Co. Democratic Women host municipal election forum

The Orange County Democratic Women hosted their municipal election forum last night. All Democratic candidates for Carrboro Board of Aldermen, Chapel Hill Town Council, and Hillsborough Town Board were invited. The moderators of the event announced that Amy Ryan and Sally Greene had conflicts and could not attend, while Paul Neebe did not notify OCDW as to why he did not attend.

Molly and I attended and did our best to provide some livetweets of the event, though that proved difficult at some points, as the forum turned into more of a discussion about halfway through. At that point, candidates and audience members divided up into specific municipalities for municipality-specific questions and answers. I was personally a little frustrated by the format, as I felt that it didn't allow for much discussion of specific issues confronting the towns and our county at large.

If you were unable to attend, you can review our tweets from the event below.

Announcing the 2013 OP Online Candidate Forums

The editors of OrangePolitics are excited to announce our live online candidate forums for the upcoming elections for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, the Chapel Hill Town Council, and the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners.

We are also excited to host an informal Conversation With the Mayors, which will include the candidates in all three of the county’s uncontested mayoral races. 

Municipal Election Filing Nears: Potential Candidates for Hillsborough Town Board

Continuing our series about upcoming municipal elections, here's a look at what's happening in the northern part of the county in the race for Hillsborough Town Board. As a reminder, election filing opens in just a few weeks on July 5th. (You can read my post about Chapel Hill Town Council here and Molly's post about Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board here.)

There are two incumbents up for re-election this year:

Mike Gering was first elected to the Hillsborough Town Board in 2001, and has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this year. "The town is in good shape, and I believe change is healthy - both for me and for the town," Gering said in a news release, as reported by the News & Observer.

Frances Dancy also faces re-election this year. Dancy will complete her fourth term on the Town Board this year, and has not yet announced whether she will seek a fifth term yet.

Hillsborough Board of Commissioners Monthly Workshop


 Board of Commissioners Monthly Workshop

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Town Barn

1. Open the Workshop

2. Agenda Changes & Agenda Approval

3. Committee Updates and Reports

4. Receive the Stratford/Waterstone SAD petition and schedule a public hearing on the preliminary assessment roll for the proposed SAD

5. Other

6. Adjourn 


Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm


Town Barn, Hillsborough



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